Spy Glass: Forte Oil CEO, Akin Akinfemiwa, Serenades Wife at 40   


Spy Glass

Though, he comes across as a hardworking, busy and restless man flowing with ideas, the CEO of Forte Oil, Akin Akinfemiwa is a romantic man that never jokes with his family especially his lovely wife, Toyosi. As gathered, he can sacrifice anything in the world to make them happy. Little wonder the intelligent Mechanical Engineer graduate threw a big party last Monday in faraway Watford, England, when the beautiful lady clocked 40.

As gathered by Spyglass, the private but classy party was a gathering of top executives, high-flying socialites, as well as top business tycoons including the Chairman of Forte Oil, Femi Otedola, his family among several others. Akinfemiwa attended University of Ibadan where he graduated with a B.Sc. Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1995; and MBA Degree in Information Technology at Hull Business School, University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom in 2000.

He was Executive Assistant to the Deputy Managing Director/Chief Operating Officer, Oando Plc. between 2002 and 2003. From 2003 and 2006, he became Products and Derivatives Trader, Oando Supply and Trading Limited. He moved to Fineshade Energy Limited as Head, Trading and Business Development between 2006 and 2009. In short, he is a seasoned International Petroleum Trader. Until his appointment, he was the Group Chief Operating Officer, Zenon Petroleum and Gas Limited.

Queen Zynab Otiti’s  Latest Move
All her life, Queen Zynab Otiti’s mission has always been to positively impact on her immediate environment. She has been doing this silently until her marriage to the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, which eventually collapsed. The Edo State-born beauty has of recent been meeting with top leaders, government officials around the world introducing her foundation. This has been yielding positive result, we gathered. Anyway, that is not the news, Spyglass gathered that the lady is coming with a new idea that would definitely dominate the news for a long time. Although the source refused to divulge the idea, it was gathered that it would be big and massive when finally launched.
Humble and respectful, Queen Zynab never trivialises the teachings of the Holy Bible, which include that the rich should be a source of joy to the needy. Her philosophy of life is deeply rooted in the aphorism that wealth is nothing if it cannot be used for the advancement of society and mankind.

Wale Tinubu Glides into 51   
It was Prof. Femi Osofisan, an acclaimed literary giant, who aptly titled one of his award-winning plays, ‘Birthdays Are Not for Dying’.  Indeed, birthdays are supposed to be occasions for the celebration of life by the living. Birthdays are also a period when the celebrator takes stock of his or her life and feels like climbing the mountaintop to shout Halleluiah. Undoubtedly, if there is any human being who is currently experiencing the proverbial Seventh Heaven, typical of a woman who has just safely been delivered of a baby, it is no other than Jubril Adewale Tinubu, the quintessential businessman.

As this oil and gas wizard would be celebrating his 51st birthday on June 26, many are willing to share in his joy. The reason is the “birthday boy” means so many things to so many people in and outside the country. Just as Diamonds are uncommon stones, same as Tinubu who is also a rare gem and a  great man, who  sees wealth as divine from the creator. Like some of his peers, providence smiled on him by placing him on the Forbes list as one of the most industrious, influential and wealthy men in Africa.

The Oando Plc. head honcho, did not just stumble on those feat with mere word of mouth; but with sheer dint of hard work and ceaseless prayers to his creator. The husky voiced entrepreneur loves to pull people around him up. He believes that “the amount of wealth you gather in life does not make you a successful man but the amount of people you have pulled up from poverty and render selfless assistance to.’’ This has remained the secret of his astronomic rise in business.

As revealed by a source, Tinubu would treat his close friends and family members to a private executive dinner at his residence. The few guests are expected to be treated to an array of high-cost exotic wines laced with assorted meals. If you think the birthday is all about merriment, you are wrong! Just like a man that is passionate about generosity, the day would as usual serve as another opportunity for him to visit the orphanage, widows as well as the less-privilege, where he would be donating cash, food items and other materials.

Impressively, Wale Tinubu a desirable model for many Nigerian youths has been at the helm of Nigeria’s Oando Plc, formerly Unipetrol, an integrated energy services provider, for several years with meritorious records. Tinubu is credited with leading indigenous firm Oando to the top of its class in providing services that cover upstream, energy services, gas, power and international supply and trading of refined products.
This reticent, purposeful and energetic star has consistently delivered his vision of leading Oando to become a world-class company, with a global reach, and show the world that Nigeria, and Nigerians can produce home grown companies that are able to compete favourably on the global scale.

Wale Babalakin’s Headache 

In life, some experiences can be very troubling and unbelievably shocking too. Perhaps, if there is anyone who seems to have been hit by this kind of experience in recent time, it is no other than Dr. Olawale Bolanle Babalakin (SAN), Chairman, Bi-Courtney Limited. This is not unconnected with a huge sum of money that was reportedly stolen by one of his staff. It was gathered that sometime last month, $1.5 million cash was allegedly stolen by one of his employees while the senior lawyer was abroad on a business trip.
The incident, it was further learnt, was made possible when the billionaire businessman’s personal assistant allegedly entrusted and shared the combinations of the safe inside the inner room in her boss’ office with the culprit before she travelled to the United Kingdom for medical treatment.
It was also gathered that the suspect was later arrested and taken to the Nigeria Police Area F Command for investigation, where he was first detained before he was charged to court. The suspect, who was remanded in Kirikiri, Lagos, was said to have confessed that he was not alone in the act. The incident has also led to the sack of a few staff working closely with the businessman, while it was kept away from the media.

Babatope Agbeyo Gets More Honours   

The good guy’s honour code weds together such character traits like industry, coolness, sincerity, chastity, self-sufficiency, self-control, orderliness, and dependability. City businessman and philanthropist, Dr. Babatope Agbeyo, is imbued with these traits which have been earning him plaudits and awards on his mantelpiece. In March, Agbeyo was honoured with the Outstanding Enterprise Award at the 5th Commonwealth Africa summit in London for his Outstanding Contributions to Enterprise Development and Innovation on the Continent of Africa. While that accolade was yet to recede, the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Public Resources, Management and Politics (Ghana) early this week, found Agbeyo worthy and inducted him into its 2018 Fellowship Hall of Fame.

The Institute honoured the Chairman/CEO of Cornfield Group with its prestigious Senior Fellowship recognition award following his impressive and enviable track records of promoting national and international economic productivity and unquantifiable contributions towards national development for the progress, peace and unity of Nigeria. The Usi Ekiti-born Agbeyo is a pragmatic entrepreneur and innovator with an in-depth thinking capability for strategic performances. One of his companies, Botosoft Technologies, an award-winning security solutions company, recently launched its office in Nairobi, Kenya after his ICT services was approved by the Kenyan Government.